We Asked, You Answered: The 2021 U.S. Small Business Spotlight

How To Support Women-Owned Small Businesses

African woman working on new building plans while sitting at her desk.

8 Legit Home-Based Small Businesses

Shot of a young woman using a laptop and  going through paperwork while working from home.

How To Start a Small Business From Home

Save For Your Future

Related Articles

Longueuil,Quebec, Сanada - August 19, 2014: McDonald's restaurant at dusk with play place inside.

These 8 Steps Can Help You Become a Franchise Owner

Smll business owner sending voice message while standing by window.

Business Ideas That Sound Good on Paper but Are Duds

Madison Wisconsin

What the New School Year Means for Small Businesses in College Towns

Mandatory Credit: Photo by White House/News Pictures/Shutterstock (11772223a)First Lady Jill Biden visits The Sweet Lobby bakery Friday, Feb.

Small Businesses That Were Boosted By a Famous Visit

Oprah Winfrey smiling

10 Billionaires Like Oprah Winfrey Who Grew Up Poor

Shot of a smiling young woman using laptop on kitchen counter.

10 Simple Habits of Money-Smart Individuals

Hamilton, Canada - May 22, 2016: Large houses, luxury cars and mature trees in the downtown historic neighbourhood of Dundas in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

18 Resolutions To Get Rich in 2021

silhouette of friends jumping on beach during sunset time.

From $300,000 in Debt to Zero — How Real People Repaid Their Debts Fast

Save For Your Future

More From GOBankingRates

SpaceX Capsule Test, Cape Canaveral, USA - 19 Jan 2020

Musk Tweets Against Billionaire Tax as Means To Pay for Reconciliation Bill: Legitimate or Self-Serving?

Still struggling to find a way to pay for the reconciliation package, some Democrats are proposing a "billionaire tax." However, the richest man on the planet, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk,…

Open Enrollment Ahead Caution Sign Cades Cove Background.

HealthCare.gov Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 1 – Here’s Everything You’ll Need to Sign Up

If you're looking to enroll in the open government market for healthcare, the healthCare.gove portal is set to open up within the next few days.  See: Here's How Much More Expensive Healthcare Is in…

Cheerful employees at supermarket doing checkout for customers  **DESIGN ON SCREEN WAS MADE FROM SCRATCH BY US**.

Seasonal Jobs Come With Higher Chance of Full-Time Opportunity This Year

Every fall, retailers start recruiting seasonal workers to lighten the added workload that typically comes with the holiday season. These seasonal positions usually last a few months and tend to…

A woman driving a car filled with Christmas presents.

Expect All-Time High for Holiday Sales Despite Supply Chain Issues and Labor Shortages

Despite empty shelves as items continue to sit at congested ports, retailers can still expect eager holiday shoppers visiting stores and websites. The National Retail Federation announced Wednesday…

MIAMI - January 13, 2018: Starbucks Coffee is an American chain of coffee shops, founded in Seattle.

Starbucks & Costco Announce Wage Raises Amid Continued Labor Market Crisis

Starbucks and Costco both announced this week that they would raise employees' wages. The announcements follow similar recent ones from big companies, including Amazon, and come amid a tight labor…

Cheerful young Asian woman receiving her parcel from a delivery man at home.

5 Apps That Send Alerts When The Holiday Gift You Need is Back In Stock

With supply chain issues leading to shortages on everything from microchips necessary to produce smartphones, video game consoles and televisions to clothing, sporting goods and even pet products,…

Close up of a young family using a laptop in the morning , while the father is talking on the phone.

Child Tax Credit for 2022 — Here’s How Some Families May Get $7,200 Next Year

The deadline to sign up for the advance child tax credit for 2021 is fast approaching. Families not already receiving the advance monthly payments have until Nov. 1 to sign up for November's payment,…

Congress Budget, Washington, United States - 14 Sep 2021

New Social Security Bill: How Updates Could Lead to ‘Seismic Achievements’ for COLA and More

This week, House Representative John B. Larson, chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security and major advocate of the enhanced Child Tax Credit, presented a revised Social…

Happy family in the field full of pumpkin.

Monday Is Your Last Chance to Claim Your November Child Tax Credit

The child tax credit has distributed millions of payments to American families, but if you aren't already receiving them, you'll have to sign up by Monday to receive November's payment. See: Stimulus…

Father And Son Playing Video Game stock photo

Greenlight CEO Says Latest App Seeks To ‘Empower More Parents To Start Investing’

Fintech company Greenlight Financial Technology, mostly known as a trading app and debit card for kids, now looks to educate parents by launching Investing for Parents, a new educational investing…

Row of colorful, red, yellow, blue, white, green painted residential townhouses, homes, houses with brick patio gardens in summer.

Houses in These Cities Are Suddenly Major Bargains

After a real estate market that grew stagnant in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a real estate surge has been happening in 2021 in many parts of the U.S., creating a strong seller's market. Record…

Facebook Horizon Photo Illustrations, Krakow, Poland - 20 Oct 2021

Can Facebook Stock Weather the Storm After Poor Earnings and Negative Press?

Facebook shares rose Monday following the tech giant's earnings call, but fell sharply Tuesday. Stocks reached a low of $311.85 —  a 5% drop — after opening just over $329. The stock dipped again…

close up shot of eviction notice.

Renters Are Being Evicted Waiting For Federal Rental Assistance

A couple from Texas with four kids recently said they had been evicted, even though they say the Texas Rent Relief program notified them it paid their back owed rent, Fox reports.  See: New Treasury…

Bitcoin bull market stock photo

Despite Bitcoin’s 5.4% Drop to Below $60K Following Last Week’s ETF Frenzy, Experts Remain Bullish

Bitcoin dropped below $60,00 yesterday, following a couple of weeks hovering near $70,000 thanks to the launch of two Bitcoin-linked exchange traded funds (ETFs) which sparked a frenzy. Learn: 8 Best…

Indianapolis - Circa March 2019: Tesla Service Center.

Here’s How Much You’d Save on Gas With a Tesla and Other Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) are clean, green, and finally, in the mainstream. Compared to their gas-guzzling counterparts, they're not cheap to buy — but MSRP isn't everything. EVs have several ways of…

President Biden campaigns for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, Arlington, Virginia, USA - 26 Oct 2021

Fight for Extended Child Tax Credit Intensifies As Democrats Slam Biden’s One-Year Proposal

President Joe Biden pitched a one-year extension of the advance portion of the Child Tax Credit to Democrats on Tuesday, Insider reported. Stimulus Update: Reasons Your October Child Tax Credit…

cryptocurrency blockchain ethereum bitcoin litecoin

4 Best Places To Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency

Before you start investing in crypto, you'll want to find the right trading platform for you. Find out how the best crypto exchanges' fees and features compare.

Photo illustration in Brazil - 05 Aug 2021

Robinhood Q3 Earnings Fall Short of Estimates as Crypto Trading Declines, Stock Drops

Robinhood's third quarter earnings missed analysts' estimates, sending the stock down. The losses were mostly due to crypto activity declining from record highs in the prior quarter. The stock was…

Happy young mixed race couple spending time with their daughter.

Stimulus Update: Reasons Your October Child Tax Credit Payment Hasn’t Hit Yet

The fourth installment of the advance portion of the Child Tax Credit for 2021 was deposited into millions of bank accounts almost two weeks ago, but many Americans still have not received their…

Election 2020 House Connecticut, Washington, United States - 18 Mar 2015

Revamped Social Security Bill To Improve COLA for Seniors Seeks Widespread Support

A House Democrat proposal to reform Social Security is being reintroduced to Congress. The new version of the bill, dubbed Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust, is now aimed at drawing more support…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/Shutterstock (10465743g)Jon Stewart performs13th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Benefit, New York, USA - 04 Nov 201913th Annual Stand Up For Heroes (SUFH) event to honour the nation's impacted veterans and their families, held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

How Rich Is Jon Stewart?

"The Daily Show" former host Jon Stewart has come out of retirement. On Sept. 30, the talk show host premiered in his latest comedy series, "The Problem With Jon Stewart," on Apple TV+. See: How Rich…

Fremont, CA, USA - January 20, 2021: Tesla factory plant,  an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California.

Hertz Will Make 50,000 Teslas Available to Uber Drivers

Proving that it is undergoing a complete transformation and intends to stay ahead of competition after being fresh out of bankruptcy, Hertz is accumulating industry coups: Today, the car rental…

Children getting COVID vaccine before schools open concept stock photo

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Kids — Is It Worth an Investment Ahead of Approval?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted to recommend the FDA grant Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's…

mature woman using a cellphone while going through paperwork at home.

Retirement Deficit: AARP Campaign Seeks to Keep Senior Women Out of Poverty

Women are 80% more likely to live in poverty than men, according to AARP, and among those who draw Social Security benefits, 42% of women receive more than half of their income from Social Security…

Shiba Inu or Shib coin standing centrally placed among bunch of crypto coins on blue background.

Shiba Inu Whale Purchase Sends Crypto to New Highs, But Should You Buy?

Shiba Inu, which is the latest altcoin to go on a roller coaster ride, is now up again, following one single enormous transaction that sent the crypto up 20% yesterday. See: Shiba Inu Cryptocurrency…

Portrait of happy young successful businesswoman celebrate something with arms up.

Latest Job Perk: Firms Adopt Automatic Retirement Savings Plans to Attract More Workers

As "The Great Resignation" continues, with record numbers of workers quitting in August and two in three workers looking for new jobs, employers are trying harder than ever to recruit and retain…

"Box, Carton, Cereal, kelloggs, American Cuisine, American Culture, USA, Multi Colored, Color Image, Studio Shot, Nobody, Isolated, Isolated On White, Still Life, Product Shot, Editorial, flakes, Breakfast, Sweet Food, Healthy Eating, Froot Loops, Horizontal, Freshness, Three Objects, Variation, Frosted Flakes, Corn Loops"

Kellogg’s Stock Could Be Hurt By Pending Lawsuits & Strikes – Should You Sell?

Kellogg Co. stock dipped by nearly a dollar yesterday (0.63%) as strikes and lawsuits plague the breakfast cereal and packaged foods manufacturer. The stock price has fallen for six of the last 10…


The Ultimate Holiday Etiquette Gift Guide

The season of giving is nearly upon us and consumers are expected to spend enormously on the holidays. Americans will dish out up to 9% more this year than they did in 2020, when they spent $1.2…

Stressed woman throws papers in the office in an image of relief.

5 Brilliant and Easy Ways to Clear Your Financial Clutter

Even with the best of intentions, financial clutter can easily get out of control. From the bills you receive in the mail to the receipts you receive at the doctor's office to your financial and bank…

eSports Titans FaZe Clan on the Intersectionality of Gaming, Content and Brand Partnerships, Advertising Week New York 2021, Great Minds Stage presented by Roundel, Hudson Yards, New York, USA - 21 Oct 2021

Esports Brand FaZe Clan Announces Plans for Public Offering via $1B SPAC Deal – What Sets It Apart?

Entertainment and esports company FaZe Clan, a digital content platform created for the Gen Z and millennial generations, is combining with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to go public…

Financial Markets Wall Street Bakkt, New York, United States - 18 Oct 2021

Crypto Platform Bakkt Inks Two Massive Partnerships Amid Public Debut — Stock Soars by Over 230%

Crypto platform Bakkt, which went public earlier this month on the New York Stock Exchange, has partnered with two financial giants — Mastercard and Fiserv — to expand crypto access to both…

Man takes a break with group of pretty female colleagues  in hallway, relaxing, chatting and using online devices.

Millennials and Gen Z Want To Retire by 60 — One Expert Points Out Major Obstacles to Their Plans

The pandemic has changed many Americans' retirement plans, most notably those of younger generations, as Gen Z and millennials are now saying they intend to retire in their 50s, according to a new…

Staying Safe Online stock photo

Social Security Scams: 3 Common Requests and How To Report Them

In 2021, an average of 65 million Americans receive monthly Social Security checks, totaling over $1 trillion paid during the year. It comes as no surprise that scam artists will try almost anything…

Snapchat iPhone X App

How Much Is Snapchat Worth?

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps among young people, averaging 306 million daily users. Learn about Snap Inc.'s market value and net worth.

Tech illustrations in Poland.

Experts Say Tesla’s Trillion-Dollar Stock Could Go Even Higher — $2 Trillion Valuation Not Out of Reach

Tesla's stock soared yesterday following the announcement that Hertz had purchased 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs), which made the company hit the $1 trillion market cap. Now, some experts see the EV…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Action Press/Shutterstock (12276248c)Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, is on the premises of Tesla Gigafactory at a press meeting.

Experts Say SpaceX Might Make Musk a Trillionaire, But Tesla Just Boosted His Worth $25 Billion

Morgan Stanley analysts say that Elon Musk will become a trillionaire. But won't be because of Tesla, it will be thanks to his other company, SpaceX. See: Elon Musk's SpaceX Valuation Hits $100…

Confused afro couple reading documentation at home, sitting on sofa stock photo

Stimulus Errors: Was Your Child Tax Credit Check Smaller Than Usual? Here’s What’s Going On

The fourth installment of the advance portion of the child tax credit payments was deposited into millions of eligible families' bank accounts last Friday. However, for many, the amount received was…

The Asian woman going shopping with face mask.

Consumer Confidence Index Up Slightly, But Indicates Many Are Proceeding With Caution

The Consumer Confidence Index report was revealed this morning, showing a welcome increase after three straight previous months of declines. The Index now stands at 113.8, up from 109.8 in September,…

Lack of money for gasoline and fuel.

Gas Prices Have Doubled This Year – What Can Biden Do to Cut Costs?

Gas prices have risen by approximately 50% in 2021, now averaging $3.38 per gallon, CNBC reported today. These prices surpass pre-pandemic levels and combined with inflationary prices on food and…

two people pull the rope against each other.

In the Battle for Houses Boomers Are Mercilessly Outbidding Millennials

Baby boomers and millennials are in a heated housing battle and according to a new Zillow report, boomers are winning. So many baby boomers are active in the housing market that it's become…


POLL: How Much Will You Spend Over the Holidays Relative to Last Year?

Your insights about your interests, habits and concerns help us inform our storytelling. Please take our poll (all answers are totally anonymous). After you answer a few questions, the results will…

Asian senior couple making sign contract to buy new house.

How To Set Up An Estate Plan

Thinking about estate plans usually evokes an image of a wealthy family summoning their family lawyer to make sure their summer homes pass through to the children while evading taxes. Modern estate…


Amazon Prepares to ‘Get Customers What They Want, When They Want It’ This Christmas

Supply chain constraints are forcing some businesses to take matters into their own hands. Major retailers like Target and Walmart have resorted to chartering private ships to get shelves stocked…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock (10482091m)Alec BaldwinAmerican Museum of Natural History Annual Benefit Gala, Arrivals, New York, USA - 21 Nov 2019.

How Rich Is Alec Baldwin?

Alec Baldwin, 63, has been a versatile presence on the big screen, TV and theater since the mid-1980s. While it is his solid acting chops that have kept him working for so long, he is also well-known…

Financial advisor explaining paperwork to elderly retired couple front of desk.

A Growing List of States Look to Boost Retire Savings Through ‘Auto-IRA’ Programs

If you need evidence of the importance lawmakers place on personal retirement savings, look no further than the growing movement by state governments to provide retirement plans to workers whose…

netflix subscription

Netflix Stock: Should You Buy, Hold or Sell? 

Netflix added 4.4 million subscribers in the third quarter of 2021. Here's a look at its third-quarter earnings results and what to consider before investing.

İstanbul, Turkey - July 1 2018: Woman using tablet computer and looking an online streaming platform.

How Much Is Netflix Worth?

Netflix is a streaming giant, but is it a good investment? Before your next binge, find out Netflix's net worth and learn more about the company to decide.

Bangkok, Thailand - 1 July 2021: Cryptocurrency on Binance trading app, Bitcoin BTC with altcoin digital coin crypto currency, BNB, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Cardano, defi p2p decentralized fintech market.

Shiba Inu Cryptocurrency at Record High Sunday Night, Tumbles After Musk Tweets He Doesn’t Own Any

Shiba Inu coin reached a record high last night, fueled by several factors, including rumors that the Robinhood crypto wallet would soon list it — and a series of tweets from none other than serial…

Elon Musk arrives at New Castle County Courthouse, Wilmington, DE, USA - 13 Jul 2021

Elon Musk’s Net Worth Hits $281 Billion — What’s Propelling His Wealth (and Tesla Stock) Rapidly Upward

Tesla "TechnoKing" and CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon's Jeff Bezos by a long-shot as the world's wealthiest billionaire. Musk's net worth, including his Tesla stock holdings, now stands at $281…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (11832187ab)Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter, gives virtual testimony before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce joint hearing titled, "Disinformation Nation: Social Media's Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Predicts ‘Hyperinflation’ — Is His Warning Merited?

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on Friday tweeted, "Hyperinflation is going to change everything. It's happening." See: Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and 21 More CEOs Who Changed How We Live Explore: 15…

Digital currency physical metal dogecoin coin.

10 Cheap Cryptocurrencies To Buy

There are plenty of alternatives to Bitcoin and other big-name cryptocurrencies. If you’re ready to invest in some crypto, consider these affordable options.


Social Security Benefits Might Get Cut Early — What Does It Mean for You?

Last week's news that Social Security benefits could be slashed sooner than expected set off alarm bells for Americans whose retirement plans have already been disrupted by COVID-19. But financial…

Business graph with arrows tending downwards.

Stimulus Money Could Cause the Stock Market to Plunge 15% by November

Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer for financial firm Guggenheim, predicts that the stock market could drop 15% by November, according to a report by Business Insider. He blames the…

Australian Senior Citizen Couple Enjoying Life and Living Independently At Own Home.

Social Security Got Its Biggest COLA Bump Ever – Are Rising Food Prices Covered?

The Social Security Administration announced this week that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for 2022 will be increased 5.9% to help senior citizens cope with prices that this…

Focused old woman with white hair at home using laptop.

Senior Stimulus: Advocacy Group Proposes One-Time, $1,400 Payment for Social Security Recipients

A seniors advocacy group is reaching out to leading members of Congress to support a one-time, $1,400 Social Security stimulus payment to help older Americans overcome financial difficulties caused by…

Happy old middle aged couple holding reading good news in document, smiling senior mature family excited by mail letter, checking paying domestic bills online on laptop, discussing budget planning.

Social Security Concerns: Two Expenses That Could Deplete Your Cost of Living Increase

Next year, Social Security recipients will see the largest Cost of Living Adjustment ever. The 5.9% expected increase in benefits will come as an adjustment to the increased cost of living after a…

Robinhood and Cryptocurrencies photo illustrations, Krakow, Poland - 29 Jun 2021

Stock Forecast: Robinhood’s Crypto Wallet Waitlist Tops 1 Million Signups

One month following Robinhood's announcement that it would launch its own crypto wallet, the waitlist has topped 1 million customers, CEO Vlad Tenev said. Learn: Shiba Inu Cryptocurrency at Record…

Biz New Car Sales, Littleton, United States - 27 Jun 2021

Hertz Purchases Fleet of 100,000 Teslas — Tesla Becomes First Auto Company To Reach $1 Trillion Market Cap

Fresh out of bankruptcy, Hertz announced today it has acquired 100,000 Teslas in what represents the largest electric vehicle fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world. See: Hertz…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Susan Walsh/AP/Shutterstock (12546877aj)President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, PaBiden, Scranton, United States - 20 Oct 2021.

Free Community College Cut From Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Free community college looks to be one of the first items on the chopping block for Biden's proposed "Build Back Better" Plan to improve the odds that it will pass via the reconciliation process in an…

Excited man checking news on smart phone stock photo

Stimulus News: Latest Round of Golden State Payments Worth Up to $1,100 Set to Hit On October 31

The California Franchise Tax Board recently stated that for qualifying residents, the next round of state stimulus money is set to hit bank accounts by Halloween. Stimulus Update: Petition for $1,400…

woman browsing on Facebook

Facebook Is Hemorrhaging Young Users — Is It a Warning Sign To Sell the Stock?

Teens and young adults are losing interest in Facebook, according to the social media platform's internal research. "Time spent" for U.S. teenagers on Facebook was down 16% year-over-year and young…

Young father is embracing newborn baby.

Study Suggests Paid Paternity Leave Would Reduce Inequality Among Income Classes

Although more states are introducing Paid Family Leave programs, and the federal government permits fathers up to 12 weeks up of unpaid leave after the birth of a child, adoption, or fostering, fewer…

Woman teleconferencing with sister on laptop due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Before It Became the Norm, Which States Had the Most Remote Workers?

Along with the rise in unemployment, the U.S. has seen a surge of people working remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Gallup poll, 62% of employed Americans say they have…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt McClain/AP/Shutterstock (12475436ak)Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen appears before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act on Capitol Hill, in WashingtonSenate CARES Act, Washington, United States - 28 Sep 2021.

Yellen Expects Inflation to Last About Another Year Amid Supply Chain Issues and Labor Shortages

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she doesn't expect inflation levels to fall before the middle or the end of next year. Her remarks come amid increasing concerns about supply chain bottlenecks and…

529 College Savings Plan Form With Small Graduation Hat, Spectacles And Pen Over White Background.

How To Open A 529 Plan to Save For Your Child’s Education

A 529 Plan is an investment account that allows investors to grow money in a tax-advantaged way for a beneficiary of their choosing to use towards their education.  See: How Much You Can Save Long…

Happy couple planning monthly schedule and budget stock photo

AARP Retirement Study Shows 92% of Voters Want Simplified Savings Through Paychecks

The vast majority of Americans save for retirement through employer-sponsored retirement plans, and just about all voters want that to continue — with the government's help, according to a new study…

Little children trick or treating on Halloween.

How to Save Money on Halloween Candy

Getting candy for Halloween is often a last minute thought. You're not really thinking about how much it costs–it's candy. How expensive can it be? You just want to grab a bag so the kids don't catch…

A young husband and father sits at a dining table looking through the household bills and holds his head in despair .

Stimulus Alert: Is the Future of the Child Tax Credit in Danger of Massive Reduction?

Several budgetary items and programs could be on the chopping block as President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better Plan," also known as the reconciliation bill, could be reduced from $3.5 trillion to…

Gray-haired man standing and counting money stock photo

Social Security Update: New Bill Could Benefit Seniors Immensely by Improving Cost-of-Living Formula

A new bill proposed by Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) would bring sweeping changes to Social Security benefits, including hiking the annual cost-of-living adjustment to better reflect costs incurred by…

Senior woman getting the mail stock photo

Unclear on Social Security Benefits? These Are the 4 Types Seniors Should Know

According to the Social Security Administration, more than 50 million people depend on Social Security benefits for either part, or all, of their income during retirement. Regardless of how much one…

Worried man calculating bills while wife and daughter playing stock photo

Fourth Stimulus Won’t Happen, But These Federal Programs Aid Those In Financial Need

Unless you live in California, which is currently in the midst of offering statewide stimulus checks to those in need, it's very unlikely you'll be receiving any additional Federal assistance any time…

Senior couple doing home finances using laptop indoors.

Social Security Eligibility: What It Takes to Receive Max Monthly $3,895

For many Americans, social security benefits are a major source of income after retirement. In 2021, an average of 65 million Americans will receive monthly social security benefit checks totaling…

Happy memories.

What Happens to Social Security When You Die?

The end of a person's life doesn't necessarily mean the end of their social security payments. Depending on factors like income and dependents, social security checks will still be issued to someone…

Modern senior couple in casual clothing stock photo

Social Security Trick: Spousal Adjustment Can Net Lower-Earner Up to 50% of Partner’s Benefit

According to the Social Security Administration, when a worker files for retirement benefits, their spouse may be eligible for a benefit based on the worker's earnings. This spousal benefit also…

Happy mature couple using laptop while planning their home budget. stock photo

Social Security FYI: Will Stimulus Payments and Child Tax Credit Affect Your Benefits?

It was recently determined that COVID-19 emergency financial assistance from a federal, state or local government source will not affect your Social Security benefits.  In addition, it was clarified…

Bitcoin gold coins in a close-up shot, digital currency concept.

8 Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest In for 2021

It’s important to know what you’re getting into before you buy into cryptocurrency. Find out how these top picks compare and what to consider before investing.

Saleswoman supporting a customer in a christmas ornament store stock photo

Experts Walk You Through the Potential Tax Pitfalls of Seasonal Holiday Side Gigs

Stores, shipping services and even manufacturers are seeking seasonal help this year more urgently than ever. One report found that retailers are looking to bring on 700,000 workers, which is fewer…

Bitcoin gold cryptocurrency trading chart stock photo

Second Bitcoin-Linked ETF Launches, Aims To Provide ‘Exposure to a Wider Audience of Investors’

It's off to the exchange traded funds (ETFs) Bitcoin futures races. Following ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF's successful debut earlier this week, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy fund began trading on…

Buying a new home stock photo

No More ‘Slow Season’ as Home Sales See Largest Numbers Since January 2020

Seasonality plays a vital role in the housing market, as it has a significant impact on the supply and demand of housing. Transactions and prices tend to be above trend in the summer while activity…


Snap Stocks Crash After Ad Revenue Woes, Facebook and Alphabet Pulled Down With It

Snap, the parent company of social media app Snapchat, saw stock prices fall 30% on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. By Friday, mid-morning, the stock had plunged from more than $75 per share…

Handsome Black African American Food Delivery Courier Posing in Front of the Camera in a Coffee Shop.

Pandemic Unemployment Shows Gig Drivers Need to Be Considered for US Social Safety Net

Nearly 1 out of every 5 gig drivers collected unemployment benefits during the pandemic's peak, according to an analysis by JPMorgan Chase Institute. These gig drivers worked through online platforms…

Truro, Canada - June 12, 2017: Walmart storefront.

Bitcoin at Walmart: You Can Now Buy the Crypto at Select Coinstar Kiosks Nationwide

Walmart has started a pilot program to allow shoppers to buy Bitcoin at Coinstar kiosks in some of its U.S. stores, CoinDesk reported. See: Walmart Announces Black Friday Sales — Plan Ahead for Major…

The US Senate works on suspending the debt limit, Washington, Usa - 07 Oct 2021

Stimulus Alert: Manchin Wants Child Tax Credit Earnings Limit at $60K — Is It a Realistic Threshold?

Among cuts to President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" reconciliation plan is the enhanced monthly child tax credit. Right now, it looks like the CTC will only be extended for another year, instead…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/Shutterstock (8467748h)Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New YorkTucker Carlson, New York, USA - 02 Mar 2017.

How Rich is Fox News’ Tucker Carlson?

Tucker Carlson, 52, has the distinction of being the most-watched and possibly one of the most polarizing personalities on cable news.  With nearly three million viewers as a conservative political…

Social Security Benefits form with pen, glasses, and calculator.

5 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About Social Security

So you think you know all you need to know about Social Security? If so, congratulations – you are in the minority when it comes to knowledge of the nation's biggest retirement benefits program -…

Social security and medicare concept with social security card and pile of money.

Why Inflation’s 6% Cost-of-Living Increase to Social Security Could Be a Double-Edged Sword

Social Security benefits are getting a boost for 2022, potentially the biggest bump in the last 40 years. While the annual increase could be as high as 6.2% due to inflation, that monthly check may…

Business on the go stock photo

Crypto Trading: Why Knowing the Difference Between ETFs and Futures-Based ETFs Is Key

The first futures-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) for Bitcoin, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (NYSE: BITO), has continued to rise in its third day of trading. It's trading volume hit $1.2 billion…

Mature couple calculating bills at home using laptop and calculator.

Big Tax Breaks Still Possible as Democrats Debate Spending Plan

Democrats in both the House and the Senate are still fighting to change the $10,000 cap on the federal deductions limit for state and local taxes. See: Child Tax Credit in Danger? Planned Payments…

I'm feeling so exhausted right now! stock photo

Child Tax Credit in Danger? Planned Payments Could Be Reduced by 4 Years If Budget Battle Divides Democrats

Enhanced child tax credits could be in for a shorter run than anticipated amid infighting between moderate and progressive Democrats, threatening a program that was a key part of the federal COVID-19…

Young people with face masks back at work in office after coronavirus quarantine and lockdown, greeting.

Delta Variant Not a Big Impediment to Returning to Work, Survey Finds

The COVID-19 Delta variant hasn't had as big an impact on return-to-work plans as some might have thought, according to a new survey of human resources professionals and other workers. However, there…

Business people in the office.

A Refreshed WeWork Goes Public, Finishing Up On Its First Day

Following its IPO fiasco of 2019 and a series of scandals, WeWork began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "WE" yesterday. Shares of WeWork Shares closed 13.5% higher at…

Satisfied smiling young African American woman sitting on the sofa opening parcel carton box, unpacking received gift, item from an online store, female customer happy with fast delivery and shipment.

How Buy Now, Pay Later Loans through Affirm & Afterpay Can Decrease Your Credit Score

Buy Now, Pay Later, or BNPL loans, should be approached with caution since they can be a detriment to your credit.

Brooklyn apartments

People in These States Are Having the Hardest Time Paying Rent

Nearly 5% of Americans remain unemployed, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that number is the lowest recorded since the onset of the pandemic, it's still…


Revenue vs. Profit: Do You Understand the Difference?

It's not uncommon to hear the words "revenue" and "profit" used interchangeably, but they're not the same thing. Whether you want to buy a hot stock, open your own business, or just sound like you…

General Electric

How Much Is GE Worth?

Before investing in GE stock, you'll want to consider the company's financials. Here are some numbers to help you decide whether to put your faith in GE.

Boring Company, Las Vegas, United States - 08 Jun 2021

Musk’s Company Granted Approval for 29 Miles of Vegas Tunnels To Combat Traffic: ‘Roads Must Go 3D’

Elon Musk doesn't just have his sights set on the skies above us. In fact, his Boring Company just got the greenlight to go ahead with plans for expanding the "Vegas Loop," a tunnel that goes under…

young couple enjoying first warm days of spanish spring at swimming pool of their finca house.

Demand For Second Homes Jumped 60% Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Levels In September

Demand for second homes was 60% higher in September than it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to a new report from Redfin. This represents a slowdown from the record 112% surge…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/Shutterstock (8851782h)Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks to a breakfast meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New YorkFederal Reserve Kaplan, New York, USA - 31 May 2017.

Fed Announces Strict New Investing Rules for Policymakers Following Controversy, Resignations

The Federal Reserve announced a sweeping set of rules today, which will prohibit the purchase of individual securities, restrict active trading and increase the timeliness of reporting and public…

Hospital employee conducting job interview with nurse.

Jobless Claims Inch Lower For Second Week In A Row

Jobless claims came in at 290,000 for the week ending Oct. 16 the Department of Labor reported this morning, representing a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's levels. In a sign of hope for the…

Gay couple at home in penthouse.

10 Easy Ways To Save Money on Recurring Expenses

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many people put everything from groceries and paper goods to alcoholic beverages on some form of automatic delivery. A recent study from Chase Bank showed that 55% of…


Untitled design (1)
Close popup The GBR Closer icon

Sending you timely financial stories that you can bank on.

Sign up for our daily newsletter for the latest financial news and trending topics.

Please enter an email.
Please enter a valid email address.
There was an unknown error. Please try again later.

For our full Privacy Policy, click here.